The 2010 Cowboys: Not into the game "like an NFL team should be"

It’s rare to hear any real honest assessments of the Dallas Cowboys from the organization itself, so leave it to Jaguars quarterback David Garrard to write the epitaph to Dallas’ 2010 season.

“It just looked like they weren’t into the game like an NFL team should be,” Garrard told SI’s Peter King Sunday.  He said he picked up on a “woe is me” attitude on the Cowboys.

Garrard has been one of the most erratic players in the NFL this year.  The Cowboys made him look like Johnny Unitas: 17-for-21 for 260 yards and four touchdowns.

Like a bad fantasy football player or a hometown fan, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones can’t self scout. He loves his players too much.  The Cowboys’ supposedly primed, veteran defense has given up 34 points to the Titans, 41 points to the Giants, and 35 points to the Jaguars in October.

You can’t blame that on Tony Romo.

53 responses to “The 2010 Cowboys: Not into the game "like an NFL team should be"

  1. You really can’t blame any of this season or any other season on Tony Romo with the exception of his bobbled snap. That’s what the haters do who have no idea what the sport of football is. Its the coaches job to motivate and inspire his team, no one on this coaching staff seems to be willing to do it.

  2. The Fall and Winter of Jerry Jones discontent continues…what that team needs is a legitimate GM whose last name is something other than Jones.

  3. Keep hiring those spineless, yes-man coaches, Jerry.
    I love the whole “you can’t fire Wade Philips because he’s the defensive coordinator” theory.
    Dude, he should be fired BECAUSE he’s the DC.
    And by the way, the “inmates running the asylum” theory of team management only works if the top three inmates are all first ballot hall of famers, like you had in the 1990’s.
    But when your veteran “leadership” consists of Tony Romo, Keith “porn moustache” Brookings and ………umm…….give me a minute here…………
    Well, I think you see my point here.

  4. It’s over for the 1-6Boys. Has been since Week 1. They’ve just confirmed what we’ve all known forever: Dallas Sucks! Dallas Sucks! Dallas Sucks!

  5. Rom-O-Choke was relaying the plays in to the QB….and fails at that too!!
    What a joke of a franchise!

  6. As a Cowboy fan, the only good thing I can say about this is that we will have a top 5 draft pick next yr. Please Tennesee, do not pick up the option yr on Jeff Fisher’s contract so we can hire him as the new head coach and Norv Turner as the new OC after SD fires him.

  7. It’s been obvious to anyone who understands football that this team’s problems run much, much deeper and go much, much higher than Tony Romo. Romo takes a lot of s**t for problems he didn’t cause.

  8. Wade Phillips has officially moved into Matt Millen status.
    If he really wanted to do the right thing, he would cut himself a severance deal with Jones, fall on the sword to make it look like it was his decision and simply resign at this point.
    To what degree it can be argued, but he’s obviously part of the problem and not part of the solution. Their defense is brutal as well, but he’s had a long enough history as a successful defensive coordinator to get another job if he wants.
    When Cowboys fans show up to home games in the new mausoleum with bags on their heads, it might be time to make a few moves.
    Ah, good times……

  9. Packers better watch out. These Cowboys have something to prove and next Sunday night gives them a national audience in which to do so.

  10. This would seem to be the perfect team for Bill Cowher to coach; loads of talent, no discipline.

  11. tooz56 says:
    November 1, 2010 9:03 AM
    What happened ? No back handed shot at the Raiders in this one ??
    =====================
    No- and I am sure that dissappoints you greatly.
    Raider fanboy derives all of his self-worth from playing the “everyone hates us” card.
    On a day when you should be jubilant over your team’s first .500 record in November since George W. Bush’s first term, you are trolling PFT looking for slights.
    Well here’s one- 35,000 fans in attendance yesterday? Way to represent!

  12. The Cowboys are as uninspired as their “HC”, Wade Phillips.
    I mean, just listen to him, look at him when he speaks, the man is done, he’s completely defeated, there’s nothing left.

  13. Granted Dallas has only ONE WIN since last year’s Divional round playoff loss to the Vikings.
    Granted Dallas lost it’s starting QB for, most likely, the rest of the season.
    Granted the HC is a lame duck.
    But let’s focus on the upside with Dallas….

  14. Tony Romo has not been the problem. The problem is the head coach cant motivate these guys to play hard, and the offensive coordinator is horrendous at calling plays.
    Its a laid back team and this is the kind of effort you get. The switch turned off for these guys as soon as Romo went down.
    Jones needs to clean the coaching staff out, dump some of the dead wood on offense and do whatever hee needs to do to get a real coach even if it means taking a hands off approach

  15. Memo to Jerry Jones: Matt Millen is available. Sadly, he would be a step up. On the bright side, don’t count the ‘boys out just yet. 9-7 makes the playoffs for sure in the NFC (yeah, maybe even 8-8 with the right tie breakers or coin flip). So, all the Cowboys need to do is win 7 or 8 out of their last 9. Ouch, I just burned my hand on my crack pipe.

  16. Daylight has exposed the Cowboys for what they are – all hype, no heart. And naturally, all the cockroach fans have slipped back into their cracks.
    How ’bout them Cowboys?

  17. I love it. America’s team….Ha! Ha! Maybe if
    they keep loosing the NFL and the Networks will stop cramming them down our throats every week. Even in Ohio the Cowboys has to be one of the televised game every week.
    Espn I am sick and tired of all the coverage you give to the Cowboys and glory hound Favre. Also the Patriots, oh Boomer’s daughter works for them.

  18. Hey Jerry. News Flash! The Cowboys have quit on Wade.
    Fire Phillips, put Garrett as interm HC, make Campo the DC. If no marked improvement by seasons end, fire the lot of them, which is likely to happen anyway.

  19. “Packers better watch out. These Cowboys have something to prove and next Sunday night gives them a national audience in which to do so”
    Umm……….didn’t they have something to prove last week and the week before, and the week before……etc, etc

  20. This team concerns me next week at Lambeau. You don’t tease a big dog just because it hasn’t bitten anyone in awhile.

  21. @ David Garrard
    “It just looked like they weren’t into the game like an NFL team should be,” Garrard told SI’s Peter King Sunday.
    Just let sleeping dogs lie David…..Kind of like how the Jags looked against the Titans on MNF their lone national game of the year a couple weeks back. The Cowboys could use this as bulletin board material should the Cowboys play the Jags in the Superbowl at home at the end of the season…

  22. As a Cowboy fan since the 70’s I am very unhappy about this season. We need all new coaching staff and possibly rebuild the team. To all the guys hating on JJ, well he has billions of dollars and you just get to type on a website. Jealous much?

  23. “The Cowboys could use this as bulletin board material should the Cowboys play the Jags in the Superbowl at home at the end of the season…”
    The line of the year, hands down.

  24. Where is that Vox Veritas guy at? teehee.
    Voxy was walking through my neighborhood with his push mower…he’s having to make some money so he can get back online – AOL cut him off for being late with his monthly payment. Mom wont pay his AOL and expect him to live in the basement with no JOB (Don’t think that “professional Cowboy fan” will get him many job interviews)…so he’s resorting to the only skills he has.
    The Cowboys are a broken team – broken in spirit. They have quit on the season…no leaders on the field, no leadership from the coaches, and DEFINITELY no leadership from the owner/GM…

  25. I love the people that comment on Jerry as a GM. Jerry has done a GREAT job in procuring talent on his team, on paper they are the most talented team in the game. That being said he has not picked the right coach since Jimmy Johnson, and as a GM and owner he needs to bring in a hard nosed caoch that doesn’t take shit from these millionaire athletes.

  26. This sorry situation is truly the final proof of how important good leadership is. It’s easy for some people to look at, say, the Switzer Cowboys or Gruden Bucs and think, “well, those teams didn’t even need a coach to win the Super Bowl”. Well, yes they did – they always do.
    Despite all the goofballs mocking individual Cowboys players, it’s plain as day that they have excellent talent in almost every category. It’s not just hype, it’s not just Jones blowing smoke. It’s a pretty ridiculously talented team.
    But from Garrett up, it’s all wrong. From all indications, Garrett isn’t nearly creative or responsive enough. Phillips isn’t determined or disciplined enough. Jones doesn’t seem to understand what kind of leadership the team needs and seems completely unwilling to make the right changes. Anyone who’s spent time in a professional organization knows how much a team relies on its leadership for direction and purpose.
    Jones deserves credit for the talent he’s assembled – it’s been a long and awkward process at times, but one way or another he’s gotten himself an excellent team full of players. But he’s run the whole team into a ditch over this leadership issue.
    If he wants the glory and accolades he’s been after all these years, there’s only one way to do it: get strong, capable, disciplined, dynamic leadership in place, and do it yesterday. Keep Phillips on as DC if he likes, but cut Garrett. Revamp everything else, and get a GM. Everyone will still know that Jones runs the show, but they’ll also know that Jones can do what needs to be done. Otherwise, his money and status don’t mean much.

  27. Hmmm… so there won’t be any more 0-3agles references this year from the 1-6, second worst team in the league cowpie fanbase? I’ll go out on a limb here and say that if Dullass was good enough to make the playoffs, Philly would beat them three times this year, and convincingly.
    Have fun spending the next six months looking forward to a wasted top five draft pick on a flashy, ill-fitting player for your joke of a franchise. All style, no substance. Bunch of pompous tools, stay in hiding.

  28. I’m no fan of Romo, but he is just about the only player on the team that seemed to play with any heart. With him gone, I expect most Sundays to look like the Jacksonville game for them. They have a reasonable amount of talent, but they are poorly coached and unmotivated.

  29. Hey PhillyCheese…how many Superbowls have your Eagles won? Our “joke of a franchise” has won 5, including 3 under Jerry’s ownership. You can be a typical Philly fan asshole all you want, but the bottome line is your team has never won sh#t!

  30. What happened to all of those cocky Dallas fans that were trash talkers before the season started? Must be waiting for the offseason before they visit this site again.

  31. “It just looked like they weren’t into the game like an NFL team should be,” Garrard told SI’s Peter King Sunday. He said he picked up on a “woe is me” attitude on the Cowboys.'”
    Thats funny coming from a QB who doesn’t usually perform like an NFL QB should perform. I hope he doesn’t think his team is suddenly good.
    Jags are a Joke and Gerrard is a backup.

  32. Just because Jerry Jones has the money, does not mean he has the ability, to build / GM a team.
    Do you think Trump decides what plane to purchase, or how fly it?
    If he did, like most I’ll informed people, he would pick the shiniest, one with the most bells and whistles, not nesecarily the one best built for his needs.
    JJ needs the re tooling as much as the coaching staff.

  33. The Cowboys have a lot of “pro bowl” players who got elected because they are such a popular team, but do they really have that much talent? I didn’t see a lot of talent out there yesterday.

  34. Predictable response, Hank Moody. Same rhetorica Dallas fan spews every time the Cowboys suck…which is an awful lot lately. But I will concede your point on this and award Dallas the Ancient History Achievement Award (actually, first place goes to Pittsburgh with six Lombardi’s) And in a head to head matchup between Dallas and Philly for the “Present Day Modern World in which we live Achievement Award”, the Eagles win hands down.
    Enjoy your history, I’ll enjoy the here and now.

  35. Jerry Jones is both the reason the Cowboys have maybe the best talent in the NFL and the reason they are a joke. The only way I see out of this mess is for Jones to step aside, get off the sideline, get out of the draft war-room, hire a top GM and HC and get out of their way. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to happen since Jones’s ego is so enormous. There is no way any big name coach will ever coach in big D because of Jones. Might as well get used to the next Wade Phillips, whoever that may be. I’m sure Jim Fassel is available.

  36. This organization is in complete shambles. Easily the worst in the history of professional sports.
    So who do the Cowboys take #1 overall next year? Probably a skill player, LOL!

  37. PhillyCheese, you may call it “ancient”, just like the 3 ass whippings Dallas gave you last year, but it is a fact. Philly is the only team in the NFC East that has never won MULTIPLE Superbowls. What you Philly fans need to realize is that beating Dallas is NOT the same as winning the Superbowl. At the end of the season, Dallas is obviously not going to win the Superbowl, but neither is Philly, and that really is what it is all about.

  38. Neither team will be there, but while the Cowboys are overpaid underachieving doormats that everyone swore would be contenders, the Eagles are overachieving youngsters with their best football ahead of them.
    On second thought, maybe Kitna to Moss will resurrect the season.

  39. I am a cowboy fan but the last the weeks the cheerleaders seemed to be focused than the cowgirls playing on the field.

  40. PhillyCheese, you may call it “ancient”, just like the 3 ass whippings Dallas gave you last year, but it is a fact. Philly is the only team in the NFC East that has never won MULTIPLE Superbowls. What you Philly fans need to realize is that beating Dallas is NOT the same as winning the Superbowl. At the end of the season, Dallas is obviously not going to win the Superbowl, but neither is Philly, and that really is what it is all about.

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